Lower School Teaching Assistant

Friends Community School in College Park, Maryland, seeks a full-time Lower School Teaching Assistant.
FCS is a progressive Quaker K-8 day school with small class sizes, serving a diverse student body from Prince George’s County, Montgomery County, and nearby Washington, DC. We offer a challenging curriculum imbued with strong values of equality, integrity, community, environmental stewardship, simplicity, and peaceful conflict resolution, rooted in our Quaker heritage. Faculty and staff are highly engaged, and enjoy the flexibility, autonomy, and creativity associated with progressive education. FCS provides competitive salary and benefits, including leadership and professional development opportunities. Our green campus is located within minutes of the Beltway, easily accessible to public transportation and bike trails, surrounded by Greenbelt National Park.
 
The Lower School Teaching Assistant at FCS:
  • Assists a teacher in a classroom with 16-18 students in a multi-disciplinary program of Language Arts, Math, and Social Studies.
  • In keeping with progressive practice, supports the academic, social, and emotional development of the whole child.
  • Works collaboratively with colleagues to build a learning community.
  • Embraces and promotes equity and inclusion, social justice, environmental stewardship, and peaceful conflict resolution, in line with the school’s values.
Minimum Requirements:
  • 4-year college degree, or 3 years of experience.
  • Understanding of child development and progressive education.
  • Effective communication skills in writing and in person.
  • Skillful use of school technology (such as smartboards, Google suite, Blackbaud).
  • Experience working collaboratively.
 
To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to jobs@friendscommunityschool.org.
 
FCS is committed to building a diverse, equitable and inclusive educational community and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, religion, gender, gender identity, color, sexual orientation, or national or ethnic origin.
 
 
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Located in College Park, MD, Friends Community School is a progressive Quaker K-8 day school, founded on the belief that every child is a valued member of our community. We offer a challenging curriculum imbued with strong values of equality, integrity, community, environmental stewardship, simplicity and peaceful conflict resolution, rooted in our Quaker heritage.
Friends Community School
5901 Westchester Park Drive
College Park, Maryland 20740
301-441-2100